Jordan Spieth, His Feet Firmly Grounded, Puts a Sensible Shoe Forward

Be it his signature shoe or his life, Spieth prefers form over flash. Just as his golfing attire leans toward grays, blues, browns and whites, his public persona leans toward vanilla malted. Except for Spieth’s results, nothing about him screams “Look at me!” That made Nobu, where the beautiful people go to be seen while grazing on yellowtail sashimi, a novel place for Spieth, 23, to promote the shoe last Monday.

The day before, Spieth had held his first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour since flubbing the 2016 Masters, and this one he converted into his ninth tour title. His four-stroke victory, at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, was just what the psychologist had ordered for Spieth, who hoped he would not have to return to Augusta National in April weighed down by the baggage of the five-stroke lead squandered in last year’s final round.

“It was definitely in the back of my head all day,” Spieth said. He added: “You have that voice in your head that says: ‘Who cares what anybody else says or thinks? We just do what we do.’ But, obviously, that round was going to be on my brain because it was the most recent lead that we…

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